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Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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Home Improvements

4 things to consider when building...

Looking to upgrade your al fresco entertaining area with a fully equipped outside kitchen? Then you need to take heed of this stellar building advice to...
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Home Improvements

How to burglar proof your home...

From a recording of a dog barking and installing a fake CCTV camera to installing a deadlock, here's how to secure your home against burglars with...
 
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Self Build Homes

The Advantages of Building British...

Prefabs’ have come a long way from flimsy, quick fix housing and are now offering self-builders a hyper-efficient way to build their future proof dream...
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Self Build Homes

Green building ideas for your self...

Apply eco-friendly principles to your self-build project and bring benefits to the environment and your wellbeing Image: Pad Studio  With...
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Home Improvements

5 efficient solar energy systems...

Looking to save energy in your property? Generating clean energy and reducing your fuel bills, we round up five different types of solar power...
 
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Q&A with Grand Designs east...

We asked the owners of the east London home featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs TV series to divulge their top self build advice and the...
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Competitions

Win £300 worth of Made to Measure...

Blinds UK has partnered with Grand Designs magazine to offer a lucky person the chance to win £300 in roman blinds. Image: Blinds UK The winner will...